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Teachers Grow Mathematically Together: A Case Study from Data Analysis

Kay McClain; Paula Schmitt 

January 2004, Volume 9, Issue 5, Page 274

Abstract:
Describes a collaborative effort among a group of middle-school mathematics teachers focused on improving statistics instruction. Data-analysis activities from the monthly work sessions are used to highlight the mathematical issues that arose in the course of collaboration. Teachers will learn about this collaborative group's findings and how to use these findings to help guide classroom instruction.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Conceptual Development
Communication
Grades 6-8
Data Collection
Data Representation
Math Coordinator / Coach
Curriculum
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Professional Development / Teacher Education
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation